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I recently discovered that my .45 Encore had a 1:20 twist rate. What should I look for in bullet/sabot combos. I would really like to shoot .45gr SSTs but I am told that with the faster twist rate it may not be the best. I did a GT search and could not find any info. Thanks in advance!
1/66 or so twist rate is best for patched round balls.
1/48 is a compromise rate that will shoot both round balls and elongated bullets fairly well.
1/32-1/28 is for elongated full bore bullets
1/20 is for sabot's.
But that's a pretty generalized response.
Give the SST's a try and see how they shoot. You may be surprised.
right on , on what vafish stated but I would like to add , you have to buy a container of powder and bullets and try them out
The powder I got. I was lucky enoughto get 2# of 777 for $30 from Wally World during their after season clearance. So The SSTs it will be. Thanks guys! I knew I could count on you guys.
Buy a bunch of different projectiles, and see what your gun likes. Don't bother with round balls with that twist though.
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